Former President Donald Trump
issued a statement
endorsing a new book
by Fox News
host Jesse Watters
— but he didn't seem inspired to write his own.
Indeed, the emailed statement on Trump's letterhead is nearly identical to the official promotional copy for the book.
The only parts of Trump's statement that aren't taken directly from the book's details page are: "Great new book out by Jesse Watters, 'How I Saved the World,'" at the beginning, and "Get your copy today
, congratulations Jesse!" at the end.
LOL. Trump's latest statement is an endorsement of Jesse Watters' book that reads like a personal blurb/review from someone who has read the book but is actually lifted verbatim from the book's details page. pic.twitter.com/DKUHgxebMk — Jeremy Stahl (@JeremyStahl) July 14, 2021
“Interspersed are his thoughtful suggestions for overcoming left-wing radicalism, maintaining American democracy
hippies (like his long-suffering, loving parents), saving the world from social justice warriors and the deep state—all while smirking his way through life in only the nicest way,” the author writes between the quotes.
Trump's statement made no mention of quoting from the book's promotional copy, which can be found on Amazon
and other bookselling websites.
Watters, a vocal Trump supporter, was trending following the endorsement, though perhaps not for the reasons he had hoped. Washington
reporter Dave Weigel suggested that Watters avoid using “un-Trumpy” language in his book descriptions in the future.
Weigel tweeted, “Future solution: Publishers of pro-Trump books should use his syntax in their ad copy.”